Great North Run 2016

Important info:

Event date:

11 Sep 2016

Event location:


Join our team for the world’s biggest half marathon and help us support more families who have a seriously ill child. Registration for 2016 has now CLOSED, but you can still join our team if you have your own ballot place! OR you can register your interest for 2017!

It’s Rainbow Trust’s 30th Anniversary year and by running for us you can help us raise the funds we need to support more families than ever before.

Shown live on the BBC, the event creates an incredible atmosphere and a very memorable day for all involved. Elite athletes, wheelchair-racers, fun-runners and celebrities will all make their way over the iconic Tyne Bridge to South Shields and the North Sea coast.

When you run for Rainbow Trust, you’ll benefit from:

  • A professional running vest, personalised with your name
  • Our eye-catching Rainbow Hair
  • Inspirational fundraising and training advice

We work hard to ensure our runners have a memorable experience - you’ll be supported all the way! See our support in action here.

Secured a ballot place?

We’d love you to run for us! You’ll receive the same dedicated support as our charity place runners - please get in touch with Katie on 01372 220031.

If you’re interested in running for us in 2017, please complete the form below and we will get in touch with how to join our team.